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Kadohata, Cynthia

Overview
Works: 44 works in 240 publications in 12 languages and 25,024 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Domestic fiction  Short stories, American  Historical fiction  Young adult works  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PZ7.K1166, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Cynthia Kadohata
Kira-kira by Cynthia Kadohata( Book )
52 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 5,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata( Book )
17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After twelve-year-old Sumiko and her Japanese-American family are relocated from their flower farm in southern California to an internment camp on a Mojave Indian reservation in Arizona, she helps her family and neighbors, becomes friends with a local Indian boy, and tries to hold on to her dream of owning a flower shop
Cracker! : the best dog in Vietnam by Cynthia Kadohata( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 4,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young soldier in Vietnam bonds with his bomb=sniffing dog
The thing about luck by Cynthia Kadohata( Book )
13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Just when twelve-year-old Summer thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong in a year of bad luck, an emergency takes her parents to Japan, leaving Summer to care for her little brother while helping her grandmother cook for harvest workers
Kira-kira by Cynthia Kadohata( Recording )
13 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,385 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill. kira-kira (kee' ra kee' ra): glittering; shining Glittering. That's how Katie Takeshima's sister, Lynn, makes everything seem. The sky is kira-kira because its color is deep but see-through at the same time. The sea is kira-kira for the same reason. And so are people's eyes. When Katie and her family move from a Japanese community in Iowa to the Deep South of Georgia, it's Lynn who explains to her why people stop them on the street to stare. And it's Lynn who, with her special way of viewing the world, teaches Katie to look beyond tomorrow. But when Lynn becomes desperately ill, and the whole family begins to fall apart, it is up to Katie to find a way to remind them all that there is always something glittering -- kira-kira -- in the future
A million shades of gray by Cynthia Kadohata( Book )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1975 after American troops pull out of Vietnam, a thirteen-year-old boy and his beloved elephant escape into the jungle when the Viet Cong attack his village
Outside beauty by Cynthia Kadohata( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,074 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thirteen-year-old Shelby and her three sisters must go to live with their respective fathers while their mother, who has trained them to rely on their looks, recovers from a car accident that scarred her face
The floating world by Cynthia Kadohata( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Japanese and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the 1950's, Olivia and her extended family travel along California's coast while her stepfather works at transient jobs, and although her grandmother annoys her with her stories, after her grandmother's death, the stories continue to guide Olivia in her life
Cracker! [the best dog in Vietnam] by Cynthia Kadohata( Recording )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young soldier in Vietnam bonds with his bomb-sniffing dog
Half a world away by Cynthia Kadohata( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Twelve-year-old Jaden, an emotionally damaged adopted boy fascinated by electricity, feels a connection to a small, weak toddler with special needs in Kazakhstan, where Jaden's family is trying to adopt a "normal" baby
In the heart of the valley of love by Cynthia Kadohata( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 654 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This novel explores human relationships in a Los Angeles of the future, where rich and poor are deeply polarized and where water, food, gas and education cannot be taken for granted
Weedflower by Cynthia Kadohata( Recording )
12 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After twelve-year-old Sumiko and her Japanese-American family are relocated from their flower farm in southern California to an internment camp on a Mojave Indian reservation in Arizona, she helps her family and neighbors, becomes friends with a local Indian boy, and tries to hold on to her dream of owning a flower shop
A million shades of gray by Cynthia Kadohata( Recording )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Following the pullout of American troops from Vietnam, a thirteen-year-old boy and his beloved elephant flee into the jungle to escape the Viet Cong
American eyes : new Asian-American short stories for young adults ( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ten short stories reflect the conflict Asian Americans face in balancing an ancient heritage and an unknown future
Outside beauty by Cynthia Kadohata( Recording )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
There's only one way Shelby and her sisters can describe their mother: she's a sexpot. She collects men from all over the country. Sure, she's atypical, but she's also more than a pretty face and nail polish - she's confident and brave and lives life on her own terms. Her daughters adore her, and work together to keep the family grounded in a way their mother can't. Then a late-night car crash shatters everything
The glass mountains by Cynthia Kadohata( )
5 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mariska couldn't be happier. Living an almost fairy-tale life, she is popular, adored by her parents, and is engaged to be married to the most attractive man in her village. But her world is torn when war approaches the peaceful village of Bakshami. Mariska risks everything she has in order to search for her parents who left to negotiate and find peace. With a young warrior as her companion, she travels beyond the safety of her village. Together they search for Mariska's parents and peace for their village in a time of terrible uncertainty
Half a world away by Cynthia Kadohata( Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Eleven-year-old Jaden is adopted, and he knows he's an epic fail. That₂s why his family is traveling to Kazakhstan to adopt a new baby. He knows his parents love him, but he feels nothing. But when they get to Kazakhstan, it turns out the infant they've traveled for has already been adopted, and they are faced with choosing from six other babies. While his parents agonize, Jaden is more interested in the toddlers. One little guy named Dimash spies Jaden and barrels over to him
The thing about luck by Cynthia Kadohata( Recording )
2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 30 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Summer knows that kouun means 'good luck' in Japanese, and this year her family has none of it. Just when she thinks nothing else can possibly go wrong, an emergency whisks her parents away to Japan right before harvest season. Summer and her little brother, Jaz, are left in the care of their grandparents, who come out of retirement in order to harvest wheat and help pay the bills. The thing about Obaachan and Jiichan is that they are old-fashioned and demanding
Good conversation! a talk with Cynthia Kadohata ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cynthia Kadohata, Newbery Medal winning author, talks about her life and writing
Shan liang shan liang = Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata( Book )
2 editions published in 2006 in Chinese and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the close friendship between two Japanese-American sisters growing up in rural Georgia during the late 1950s and early 1960s, and the despair when one sister becomes terminally ill
 
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Alternative Names
カドハタ, シンシア
Languages
English (191)
Japanese (10)
Vietnamese (3)
Italian (3)
Spanish (3)
German (2)
Chinese (2)
Korean (2)
Polish (1)
Romanian (1)
Serbian (1)
Indonesian (1)
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